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About Pescatore Palace Restaurant

Anyone who’s dined at Pescatore will agree it’s the perfect place to meet a friend, a business client or to celebrate a special occasion. It’s the ambiance: very relaxing, charming and very Italian. More importantly, no one ever walks away hungry. Serving truly authentic Italian cuisine, there’s something for everyone at Pescatore.



Chef/Owner Vito Barbanente award-winning culinary talents are diverse and creative. Everything is fresh and cooked to order. Pescatore means Italian Fisherman . You won’t be disappointed with their seafood selections. Items include fresh calamari, shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams and fresh fish flown in twice a week from Boston, New York, California and Chile .

3400 North River Road
Franklin Park, IL 60131
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday -Thursdays: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Closed on Monday

Cross Street:
between King and Gage

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 678-0895

Website:
http://pescatorepalace.com/

Catering:
We will cater to your corporation, office or home for any occasion. Pescatore make sure that every detail; from the cake to the proper presentation of flowers add to the pleasure of your function.

Executive Chef:
Vito Barbanente

Private Party Facilities:
We will cater to your corporation, office or home for any occasion. Pescatore make sure that every detail, from the cake to the proper presentation of flowers, add to the pleasure of your function.

Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (877) 578-9010

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Pescatore Palace Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

3.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (43)
Special Occasion (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Romantic (23)
Great for Lunch (14)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for a Date (8)
Authentic (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time at this restaurants. What a Hidden Gem. The food was amazing the chef came out to say hello. The staff was very attentive. Found the restaurant on OpenTable because it was conveniently located a few miles from the Rosemont Theater. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food. The closest to an authentic Italian restaurant I've found in Chicago. Look forward to going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Pescatore has been there for many years so I was pleasantly surprised at how updated it was and how good the food was.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Sort of an outdated looking place. Food, however, was good. Had nice specials and many pasta options. Got there early before a concert down the road and at 4:30 we were only ones in the place so maybe did not get a true feeling of the place with people actually in there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We love this place, it's a hidden gem. The service and food is always above par.

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Good food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Service was absolutely great!
Food was delicious!! Definitely would go again!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

After missing our reservations after a show we found Pescatores. The food was delicious. Unfortunately our server was very slow and not very attentive. But the food made up for it for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Found Pescatore for dinning on New Years Eve and was happy they had a time for which we were looking. Great atmosphere, Food and just loved the Green Olives on the table. If anyone is looking for a terrific place to take a date, wife or love one, This is the spot. Thanks for the great time and food.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Many large rooms for group gatherings but even our group of 4 was very comfortable. Great choices and great food as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2016

This is a weird place. Strange dining set-up vs. banquet rooms -- but OMG, the food was fantastic! Literally some of the best gnocchi ever -- light as air, melt-in-your-mouth.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2016

The food was delicious authentic Italian and for that reason we'll be back. But skip Friday nights with the live entertainment. It was so loud we couldn't carry on a conversation, and also not very good.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Wonderful restaurant! Intimate in that they have several small rooms, so you're not in one great big noisy area.
The food was superb, and the staff very attentive.
Prices were reasonable too, given the quality of the food- about $50.00 per person, including a glass of wine of beer.
A little off the beaten path from the Rosemont convention center, but certainly worth the cab ride cost!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Always good authentic Italian food. This place always has room for you. The location keeps this place hidden and kept as a neighborhood secret. Waiter had to deal with too many tables to get the best service, but it was nice to see how hard he tried. They will make something that is not on the menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 26, 2016

I found the food and the ambiance to be authentic Italian. I especially appreciated the emphasis on fish (as guaranteed by the name, of course) but treatment of it was very good. I had octopus as an appetizer and lobster ravioli as my main course and practically licked the plate clean. Portions were generous. The service was professional. The décor which some have described as outdated felt very authentic to me -- and I have been to Italy many times. The only disappointment was that there were not many diners the evening I was there. I was happy for the quiet as I wanted time to talk to an out-of-town relative but would hope that we hit an off night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Pescatore Palace is a gem! Excellent, authentic, fresh Italian food. Friendly, attentive service. I love eating here!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2016

We took our dad for a birthday celebration and everyone really enjoyed the evening. We'll be back again soon

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2016

This reminds me of Italy, especially with the Andrea Bocelli inspired art and music. The service was outstanding. We were running a bit late due to traffic and had tickets to the Andrea Bocelli concert in Rosemont.. The staff went out of their way to make sure our order was placed quickly, yet we never felt rushed. Great food dishes and decent wine. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 6, 2016

The food was excellent. Other revues said the decor is dated, but it was very comfortable dining there. We were able to hold a conversation easily. The staff was very attentive without crossing over to overbearing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Tilapia Arriabata was delicious...good portion and tasted awesome!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 4, 2016

Food was very good. Server was pleasant and knowledgeable. Listening to Bocelli during dinner was an added bonus. Definitely intend to visit again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2016

We had a wonderful meal. Hope to be back real soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2016

Truly authentic Italian cuisine. Fantastic sauces

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Not quite what I expected. The food was average for the cost. The dinner salad could use more than just lettuce and a cherry tomato.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Great food. Had a wonderful evening.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2016

This restaurant is dated, but you may have guessed that with "palace" in its title; however, it is clean and the food was good and the service was fine. No complaints. The best thing about Pescatore is its location. Being a few miles from Rosemont's hot spots it is a great value when compared to the much more expensive offerings near the Convention Center, the Theater and the Shopping Mall. So, I would absolutely recommend it if you happen to be in the Rosemont area for any reason.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2015

I'm basing this review off of the fact that my party dined at Pescatore Palace for New Year's Eve, being that a regular night could be different my some means. That being said, we had a party of 4 and upon arriving, I was pleased with the atmosphere of the restaurant. It looked as if the building may have been a house prior to being a restaurant, and it works very well. We started with the calamari and octopus combo appetizer, which was a special that night, but both items were available as separate dishes on the regular menu. We also ordered a bottle of wine and begin to look more at the menu, which had a lot of appealing seafood and Italian dishes throughout. The appetizer arrived, which was flavorful, but not cooked exactly how it should have been. As much of a lover of seafood as I am, I ordered the Lasagne, and it was fantastic. I didn't get to taste any of the other 3 dishes that were ordered in the group, but everyone agreed that the food was very tasteful. I do have to rave about the service, as it was fantastic and the staff was very friendly. Overall my experience at Pescatore Palace was a good one, and I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2015

The seafood here is super fresh and extremely tasty. It's strange that the restaurant was virtually empty. The service was okay. Some dishes on menu were "out", as were the desserts. Asked for wine list but none appeared. Good food, and not very expensive. Not a bad find, but certainly not the best Italian place in the area.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2015

First, location is terrible. Second, I was "scolded" because we didn't notify Open Table that the number of our party decreased. Third, food was bland. Finally, service wasn't the friendliest.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2015

This was our second time at Pescatore Palace and we were just as impressed as the first time. Within our party of seven, no one had anything negative to comment about any of our appetizers or main courses! everyone of us love what we had, from pasta to seafood to veal. The service is to notch and they make you feel right at home and like a valued cusatomer. Don't let the location in a rather industrial area put you off! it is worth the trip!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 5, 2015

Found this gem on Open Table, a short cab ride from my hotel near the airport. I enjoyed a delicious dinner, very reasonably priced. They offer several wines by the glass, half carafe or full carafe. I chose the half carafe, just right for a leisurely meal for one person. My appetizer was a special of perfectly grilled octopus and calamari with grilled veggies and the perfect amount of garlic. I enjoyed pasta with squid ink sauce, another special, as an entree and splurged on an old favorite, tartufo, for dessert. Service was friendly and professional. My only disappointment was the fact that I practically had the place to myself, but the manager explained that while business is brisk at lunch and on the weekends, they struggle some weeknights. So come on, Chicago, show this excellent eatery some Tuesday love, willya?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2015

We 5 Italians decided to give this place a try and check out its authenticity. It could give mama a run for her money. Lasagna was perfection, smooth creamy and HOT! So good when food is delivered straight from the oven. Two of us had chicken dishes and they were absolutely delicious. Tender, flavorful sauce. going back next time just for the desserts since we had no room to test them out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2015

We dined at this restaurant because it is a little south of the busy convention center restaurants and wanted a quiet location in order to conduct some business. The service was very good as was the food. There's a reason this restaurant has been around for 30+ years.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 21, 2015

I found the restaurant to be somewhat spacious with banquet facilities in the back. Parking tho upfront was limited. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. For a Saturday evening,it was somewhat quiet and we were sat in a room off the main dining area which was nice. The calamari appetizer was good tho I think a little overpriced for what we got. Menu gave inpression of a lot more of it,but it barely fed 2 people. Menu had some wonderful entrees on it with some recommended by chef. Most either had a red or pink sauce. Veal dish was wonderful that I had,but my guest had hard time finding something to order. There was nothing with Alfredo on this menu that night which might have been nice. There white pizza was good and was large enough to serve 2-3 people. It was flavorful and presented on a small platter. Overall it was a nice experience,and I would go back and try their lunch menu. It actually looked great and I hear they have a buffet also at lunch time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2015

From the minute we pulled in the lot, to the minute we left, everyone was a pleasure to deal with. The young man working the parking lot, freezing is behind off had a smile on his face the whole time. The young lady that seated us was a pleasure to work with. Only thing that we found odd was we had already eaten our appetizer before we ordered dinner. But if that's what turns you away from a restaurant, you have issues.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Our experience was wildly uneven. Two of the pasta dishes were delicious. The Fish dishes, supposedly the specialty, were just okay, and the side dish (polenta) was stone cold in the middle. It was fine for a quick bite before a show in Rosemont, but nothing I'd recommend to a friend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2014

We dined at Pescatore before a show at the Rosemont theater, a short way down the road. Our table wa ready upon arrival and the service was immediate, attentive and made us feel like family. The grilled calimari and grilled portabello starters were excellent and the Lobster ravioli and another seafood dish were outstanding. Wonderfull specials and excellent reasonable wines by the glass or bottle. The chef came out to talk to us and made us feel a part of their big Italian family. We will return here with more friends. It is a great way to miss traffic to the north of Rosemont Theater and is only 5 minutes south of there. Absolutely no down side to our experience and truthfully there is nothing negative I can say.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2014

Terrible experience. We had a 6:15 reservation on Sat. 12/13 because we had tickets to a 8pm concert. We arrived at 6 and were told it was at least a 1 and 1/2 hour wait. I said we had a reservation for 6:15 how can that be and the hostess just shrugged her shoulders and said its busy. The manager came by and I told him the situation and he said that's the way it is there and there is nothing he could do. I asked him why they take reservations if the don't honor them. He said it was just to give them an idea of how many people where coming on a night. He could not have cared less about the situation. He said are you going to wait or not. We just laughed and walked out never to give that place a try ever again. This place should not even be allowed on open table.

Thankfully when we got back to the car we used the open table app and called around and found a cancelation at Gibsons on the way to the concert so we ate there. Needless say that place was great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2014

Unfortunately, the restaurant did not live up to it's prior reviews. In summary, they must have been short staffed, since the hostess couldn't have been ruder, the service was terrible, and the food was undercooked. Several couples (with reservations) left the restaurant and a seated table behind us, left since the food service was awful. We ordered our drinks/dinners as soon as we were seated and our drinks took about 20 minutes (one at a time) to be received our dinner 40 minutes. The entree's were under cooked and not consistent, since three of our dinners were the same entrée. We were very disappointed. The busgirl, who must have been pressed into service, was the most apologetic. She said, don't be upset if I spill the water, I'm only 14. If the server/hostess could have let us know there was an issue, it might have helped. The restaurant was also hosting a banquet as well. I wonder if their service/meals were any better!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2014

We visited the restaurant largely because of having clams on the half shell. We ordered spaghetti with white clam sauce which was decent. It was pricey for the size portion they served. The restaurant is also a banquet hall. It has a small main dining area with various rooms for private parties surrounding it. There was a party in one of the rooms the night we ate there. It seemed to be going well. Perhaps it is better suited for groups.

Tags: Good for Groups
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